#FOWC

Welcome to August 14, 2020 and to Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (aka, FOWC). It’s designed to fill the void after WordPress bailed on its daily one-word prompt.Today’s word is “verbal.” Write a post using that word. It can be prose, poetry, fiction, non-fiction. It can be any length. It can be just a picture or a drawing if you want. No holds barred, so to speak.

FOWC with Fandango — Verbal

Verbal means to use one words

Verbal irony is a figure of speech. The speaker intends to be understood as meaning something that contrasts with the literal or usual meaning of what he says

Verbal abuse (also verbal attack or verbal assault) is the act of forcefully criticizing, insulting, or denouncing another person. Characterized by underlying anger and hostility, it is a destructive form of communication intended to harm the self-concept of the other person and produce negative emotions.

My initial thought when it comes to verbal is thank Morrighan I escaped his onslaught of cruel and hateful spew. I was married to a verbally and physically abusive man for 31 years. I’m not glutton for punishment, but I was raised to believe marriage for life. I had children and they needed to be safe. Our court systems in Maine always gave joint custody so allowing them to be alone with him was risky and toxic. So I stuck it out and was able to diffuse a lot of the crap. Once my youngest graduated college, I divorced him and haven’t looked back.  Thankfully, I met and awesome guy who is verbally delightful.

He’s encouraging,  and very loving.

I wrote a poem demonstrating what I endured with his verbal tirades.

If I Wanted an Opinion©

You’re finally home, your lover didn’t need you.
If I really wanted an opinion…
Or you couldn’t find another man to do?

Who asked you to speak, sit there!
If I really wanted an opinion…
I would have asked the kitchen chair.

Clothes don’t improve how ugly you are.
If I really wanted an opinion…
Where did you take my car?

Who asked you to speak, sit there!
If I really wanted an opinion…
I would have asked the kitchen chair.

I own the car, the house, everything!
If I really wanted an opinion…
I fucking own you, you’re nothing!

I can rip those slutty clothes right off you!
If I really wanted an opinion…
I own you, I can do anything I want to!

Who asked you to speak, sit there!
If I really wanted an opinion…
I would have asked the kitchen chair.

STOP!
I wasn’t with anyone!
I didn’t do anything!

If I really wanted an opinion…

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